It's "cyber party" time, as self-described "eccentric millionaire" - and onetime anti-virus company founder - John McAfee announces that he's entering the 2016 U.S. presidential race with a newly created party that will focus on security and privacy.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management promises that it will soon notify 21.5 million individuals that their background-check information was breached. Meanwhile, the government has lined up notification and response services for future needs.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
In the latest in a string of major cyber-attacks in the healthcare sector, UCLA Health confirms that information on 4.5 million individuals may have been exposed when hackers breached its network in an attack that appears to have begun last September.
The Office of Personnel Management is reportedly struggling with how best to notify 21.5 million individuals that their personal information was breached. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are voicing support for a proposal to provide lifetime ID theft monitoring for the victims.
The newly revealed card breach at Denver-based managed service provider Service Systems Associates reinforces concerns noted this week by the FS-ISAC in an alert about the risks smaller merchants face when outsourcing payments services.
Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked and recommends police, law enforcement and government agencies suspend their use of its software, pending a full breach investigation.
Polish airline LOT claims that a hack attack disrupted its ground-control computers, leaving the airline unable to issue flight plans and forcing it to cancel or delay flights, grounding 1,400 passengers.
The investigation into the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach has reportedly found that foreign spies may have stolen deeply personal information on up to 14 million current and former federal workers, going back three decades.
A massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management wasn't discovered by government sleuths - or the Einstein DHS intrusion detection system - but rather during a product demo, a new report says.
Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, offers an in-depth analysis of the results of the organization's 10th study of the costs of data breaches, which found, for example, that rapid growth in hacker attacks is leading to escalating costs.
Using personal information gained from third-party sources to circumvent authentication protections, hackers breached 100,000 accounts of taxpayers who had used the IRS's "Get Transcript" application, which has been temporarily shuttered.